Brian tracy — goals

How to Get Everything You
Want – Faster Than You Ever
Thought Possible

This book is for ambitious people who want to get ahead faster. If
this is the way you think and feel, you are the person for whom this
book is written. The ideas contained in the pages ahead will save you
years of hard work in achieving the goals that are most important to
I have spoken more than 2000 times before audiences of as many as
23,000 people, in 24 countries. My seminars and talks have varied in
length from five minutes to five days. In every case, I have focused
on sharing the best ideas I could find on the particular subject with
that audience at that moment. After countless talks on various
themes, if I was only given five minutes to speak to you, and I could
only convey one thought that would help you to be more successful, I
would tell you to “write down your goals, make plans to achieve
them, and work on your plans every single day.”
This advice, if you followed it, would be of more help to you than
anything else you could ever learn. Many university graduates have
told me that this simple concept has been more valuable to them than
four years of study. This idea has changed my life, and the lives of
millions of other people. It will change yours as well.
The Turning Point
A group of successful men got together in Chicago some time ago,
talking about the experiences of their lives. All of them were
millionaires and multi-millionaires. Like most successful people, they
were both humble and grateful for what they had achieved, and for
the blessings that life had bestowed upon them. As they discussed
the reasons why they had managed to achieve so much in life, the
wisest man among them spoke up and said that, in his estimate,
“success is goals, and all else is commentary.”
Your time and your life are precious. The biggest waste of time and
life is for you to spend years accomplishing something that you could
have achieved in only a few months. By following the practical,
proven process of goal setting and goal achieving laid out in this
book, you will be able to accomplish vastly more in a shorter period
of time than you have ever imagined before. The speed at which you
move onward and upward will amaze both yourself and all the
people around you.
By following these simple and easy-to-apply methods and
techniques, you can move quickly from rags to riches in the months
and years ahead. You can transform your experience from poverty
and frustration to affluence and satisfaction. You can go far beyond
your friends and family and achieve more in life than most other
people you know.
In my talks, seminars and consulting, I have worked with more than
two million people all around the world. I have found, over and over,
that an average person with clear goals will run circles around a
genius who is not sure what he or she really wants.
My personal mission statement has not changed in years. It is: “To
help people achieve their goals faster than they ever would in the
absence of my help.”
This book contains the distilled essence of all that I have learned in
the areas of success, achievement and goal attainment. By following
the steps explained in the pages ahead, you will move to the front of
the line in life. For my children, this book is meant to be a road map
and a guide to help you get from wherever you are to wherever you
want to go. For my friends and readers of this book, my reason for
writing it is to give you a proven system that you can use to move